The Peetes took time for a family photo at their charity event in Long Beach, California, this past Thursday. Holly, Rodney, and the kids were out in full force at the HollyRod Foundation’s ‘My Brother Charlie Goes to the Aquarium’ family fun day. The event was presented at the Aquarium of the Pacific by Toys’R’Us.
HollyRod’s family day was designed to be more than simply a summer play date for kids. The celebrity couple sought to raise awareness about autism through the event by having activities that catered to individuals living with the disability. The animal petting exhibit afforded guests the opportunity to get up-close and personal with friendly creatures. There were also a number of sensory experiences designed to excite both kids and parents.
Holly and Rodney Peete know how intimidating theme parks can be for individuals living with autism. The power couple, however, also understands the importance of interaction and the excitement that comes along with a day at the carnival which is why they went to great lengths to make this year’s family fun day a success. As the couple’s foundation explains on its website, “The event creates a network of families that stay connected long after the carnival ends and truly fosters an environment of inclusion and acceptance.”
Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete have four kids together. The couple’s oldest son, RJ, is considered a champion of autism as he has lived with the disorder for more than a decade and managed to beat the odds. Since being diagnosed, RJ has learned to speak, found and maintained a job, and is presently pursuing a career in modeling. The young adult serves as an inspiration to other kids who are battling with autism.
See more pictures from the ‘My Brother Charlie Goes to the Aquarium’ event below!